Running for Recovery: Fighting the Opioid Crisis

Running for Recovery: Fighting the Opioid Crisis Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — More than 50 members of Beit T’Shuvah’s Running for Recovery team will be amongst the 26,000 participants of the 30th annual Los Angeles Marathon. This will be the ninth year in a row that the team – comprised of current residents, alumni, and community members – has taken the fight against addiction to the streets of Los Angeles, raising money to help those who can’t afford to pay for treatment. For over 30 years, Beit T’Shuvah has adhered to their “mission over money” philosophy, helping people recover from the devastating effects of addiction regardless of their ability to pay, and the marathon is one of their biggest fundraisers.

The L.A Marathon offers nonprofits the opportunity to use the world-class event to increase awareness and raise funds for their causes through the Official Charity Program, and Beit T’Shuvah has the honor of being distinguished as one of the select “Featured Charities.” Altogether, over 70 of the most influential non-profit organizations in the city will be participating in the LA Marathon which, since 1986, has raised over 45 million for many worthy causes. This event provides us with an amazing opportunity to show the people of Los Angeles who we are and what we stand for.


Beit T’Shuvah’s Running for Recovery Marathon  Team


The Los Angeles Marathon – Beit T’Shuvah’s Block Party


Sunday, March 18th from 8:00am-3:00pm


Mile 19 of the marathon course – 10785 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

The opioid crisis has been declared a national emergency, and drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 – surpassing fatalities from both car crashes and gun violence. Beit T’Shuvah remains on the frontlines of this battle against addiction, and the Running for Recovery team is working to not only raise money and bring awareness to this epidemic, but to save their own lives. Come and hear their stories.

For more information contact:
Lexy Nolte,
310-204-5200 x230

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SOURCE Beit T’Shuvah

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